The right concealer can be your secret weapon, helping you look wide-awake on less than 8 hours of sleep and helpfully obscuring that massive hormonal zit that takes up residence on your chin every month. Whether you're trying to hide blemishes or under eye circles, these picks literally have you covered.
In our latest GolfHr Institute Beauty Lab test, this earned a score of 100 for coverage. Not only that, but it's "great for dark spots, blemishes, and severe undereye discoloration," says makeup artist Erica Whelan.
If you have a problem with redness, look no further than this concealer. It's best for larger areas that need coverage, like patches of redness and the eye area.
Even the smallest spots are no match for this concealer, which is particularly powerful against acne, blood vessels, and pigmentation.
Among the most affordable concealers out there, this one is ideal for lighter coverage (sheer to medium) and is offered in a whopping 23 shades.
When it comes to silky texture, ease of use, and spreadability, our Beauty Lab says it's a "magic wand" for evening your skin tone.
This stuff is meant to conceal everything, even tattoos. One reviewer says it "covers just about anything, the color is pretty blendable, and it is COMPLETELY waterproof."
Shape Tape has a 4.6 out of 5 rating on , based on over 9,000 reviews. One fan writes, "If you are looking for a concealer that will really conceal, Shape Tape is the product for you." Despite the high coverage, it won't crease into fine lines.
This formula is full coverage but easy to blend and doesn't cake up on the skin. Better yet, it's full of good-for-you ingredients: antioxidants to prevent damage and peptides to encourage collagen production.
For days when you want your makeup undetectable, go Glossier Stretch. It has a creamy consistency reminiscent of moisturizer, but enough coverage to mask dark circles and redness with the best of 'em.
This ultra-creamy concealer will smooth your fine lines, cover dark circles, and target wrinkles — and while it's sitting the CPT technology tightens under eye skin.
If you're sick of concealer fading, this could be your new go-to. Beauty Lab testers said it "didn't run or melt in the heat of day," and it was rated least likely to settle into fine lines of the ones they tried.
Can a $10 pick really do the trick? The GH Beauty Lab says yes. This evens out dark circles and works wonders on blemishes. "The sponge tip is perfect for blending evenly," raved one tester.
This pick's peachy tint counteracts the grayness of dark circles and the lightweight formula never looks cakey in fine lines. The sponge tip also makes it super-easy to use.
This liquid pigment works as a concealer or a full-coverage foundation. Add it to moisturizers, oils, creams and even other foundations to customize the coverage and shade. "It let me lighten up and use my 'summer' shade all year," says GolfHr Institute senior product analyst Mary Clarke.
A great balance of price and quality, this crayon concealer offers good coverage and a pointy tip for easy application on blemishes. Beauty Lab testers report that it doesn't cake or settle into fine lines.
This NARS coverup was rated highly by the Beauty Lab for it's ability to even out redness. It also conceals blemishes, under-eye circles and dark spots. One tester called it "the best one" she had ever used.
With a base of coconut oil, this concealer feels moisturizing and provides a natural, no-makeup look. It's great for dry skin and undereyes because it masks imperfections without making skin look parched.